Reusable feminine hygiene products, such as menstruation cups, are becoming increasingly popular. A reusable menstrual cup is a tiny, flexible funnel-shaped cup made of rubber or silicone that you place into your vagina to capture and collect period fluid. Many women use cups instead of tampons because they hold more blood than other techniques. Not to mention that up to 12 hours of continuous use is possible with a cup.
No Funky Odors
The fluid in menstruation cups isn’t exposed to air as it is with pads and tampons, so you won’t have to worry about unsightly odors escaping at the worst possible moments.
The pH of the vaginal environment and the good bacteria that live there remain stable. Tampons absorb blood and vaginal fluid, which can upset the delicate pH and bacterial balance of the vagina. With a reusable period cup, only the blood is collected and disposed of.
Easy to Use
A flexible reusable menstrual cup is similar in design to a tampon, and anyone who has used tampons should easily insert the cup. People who have used a birth control method such as the NuvaRing should also have very little trouble figuring out how the cup works. To use it, fold it into a tampon shape, place it at the rear of the vagina, and gently push it in. Once inserted, it should draw itself into place. The best way to tell if it’s inserted correctly is not to be able to feel it at all.